Leek and cheddar quiche with coleslaw

Leftover Lunches: Leek and cheese quiche with crunchy coleslaw

A comforting lunchtime treat of shortcrust pastry tart filled with buttery leeks and mature cheddar with a light crunchy coleslaw on the side. I’m still on a mission to banish boring lunchtimes, and have been working in association with Vouchercodes.co.uk to develop a recipe for under £10 that not only perks up a dismal January […]

Christmas leftover recipes

Christmas Pudding Trifle by Katie Bryson for the Good Food Channel, photo by Sharron Gibson

Mince pies and Christmas pudding are often left lingering in the days between Christmas and New Year, so why not do something creative with them? I’ve come up with a couple of ideas that are perfect for feeding guests popping in over the festive season… Christmas Pudding Trifles Boozy make-ahead dessert that’ll use up those […]

Lemon and pesto gnocchi with turkey

Lemon, pesto and turkey gnocchi

Finding uses for leftover Christmas turkey is never going to go out of fashion, and on that note I’ve been challenged to do just that in a family-friendly recipe that costs under £10 by the Lean on Turkey campaign. When we’ve had a roast turkey or chicken I routinely strip the bird of any leftover meat, wrap […]

Video: How to make a quick puff pastry tart

Puff pastry tart

I want to build up a selection of videos showing you first-hand how to make some of my favourite family recipes. I started with home-made pizza, and this week it’s time for the trusty puff pastry tart to make an appearance. It really could not be any easier to put together… and here is the […]

Easy kids lunch: savoury croissants

Cheese and ham croissants - easy kids lunch

After having house guests for the best part of three weeks on and off, our fridge freezer is groaning with leftovers. I can assure you that croissants aren’t something we usually host a surplus of. The last one in the packet will be fiercely fought over, the kids win, but then do that annoying thing […]

Simple home made pizza

Christmas Tree Pizzas

I put pizza on the table every week for the boys. It’s one of THOSE foods, you know, the cherished ones that they’ll eat no matter what and takes 10 minutes to cook. For too long though, have I been putting up with the crappy supermarket versions because I’m too befuddled to think about faffing […]

Turkey, brie and cranberry parcels with winter slaw

turkey, brie and cranberry parcels with winter slaw

Sponsored post I’ve been challenged to come up with a delicious meal idea that uses up leftover Christmas turkey by the Lean on Turkey campaign. So after enjoying a slap up roast dinner this week, I squirrelled away the leftover meat and plotted what delights I could create with it. I thought about curry, but […]

Inside out jackets aka Scilly potatoes

inside out jacket potatoes

I first tried jacket potatoes made like this when I was a little girl on holiday in the Isles of Scilly. It was such a memorable trip, I must have only been about four years old but we flew there on a helicopter and spent most of our days on what I called ‘Delia Smith […]

Banana, sultana and almond loaf

banana sultana loaf cake

Manky banana alert – why can’t we ever get through the damned things? No matter how green they are when I buy them they ripen in an instant – infuriating. Well only slightly coz it’s always an excuse to bake a cake with them. I’d put a recipe for Banana and Date loaf from Sian over […]

Lunchbox idea: banana muffins

banana muffin close up

I had a bunch of manky bananas hanging on my kitchen worktop for longer than I should have – they went black and really started freaking me out so I quickly mashed them up and looked for a recipe to use them with. I turned to Nigella’s website and found this recipe – they’re not […]